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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 30, 2019 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 12/3/79 Dave's 31

Well I'm back after a dead computer . Any one else get this, or any comments on this Chicago show ? To me it strikes me as slightly less in the SQ department , due to source issues . I also find SBDs from this period to be a on the dry side . This one has an almost "chamber music" feel at times, especially the "Terrapin" . The "Estimated>Franklin's> jam" from the next night , included as filler , is indeed cool .
I guess I should listen to the AUD for comparison .

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Poster: Rich Plumb Date: Aug 2, 2019 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12/3/79 Dave's 31

Solid show, great setlist. However it doesn't quite reach orbital velocity. In general the Dead have now released all of the cream. We're still getting good shows, just not the mind-bendingly great ones.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 30, 2019 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12/3/79 Dave's 31

Try the matrix.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 31, 2019 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12/3/79 Dave's 31

Yeah, I second Reade's advice. Dusborne's Matrix here I feel is superior to the SBD. I fully agree that the majority of SBD's of this time are not good, with many sounding like they are played through a rather inexpensive clock radio. You add the depth of a decent AUD and you get a much fuller sound (although you do get some chatter that some folks object too, but I don't find it overly distracting in this one). I actually like the section where a female in the crowd shouts for Tennessee Jed and then another male fan shouts "Yeah, play Tennessee Jed for the lady". Chivalry is not dead. Just personal hygiene.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 2, 2019 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12/3/79 Dave's 31

Yes, the Dusborne Matrix is really good . You get that extra bloom for Garcia's guitar, makes the "Scarlet>Fire," for instance, more enjoyable to me . The new cds sound better than the usual SBDs of the era, they have gotten good at this .